A blog and podcast for innovators and game changers in the construction industry

Aarni Heiskanen, the author and host of AEC Business, is a consultant, software developer, and architect with over 30 years of experience.

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Aarni is a renowned construction influencer. His work has been featured in:

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Skender named one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies”

Skender, a vertically integrated design, construction, and manufacturing firm based in Chicago, has been named to Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019”.

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Smarter Planning Decisions with Geospatial Data

As more data on our environment becomes openly available, new ways to use it in design and decision-making emerge. A-Konsultit, a Finnish architectural design firm, and Sipoo, a municipality, set out to use geospatial data in a novel way.


Mapple: Better Design and Business Decisions with Location Data

I had the pleasure of interviewing Karolina Mosiadz, COO of Mapple, an urban intelligence startup.

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Digitalizing the Hospital Design Requirements Process

Decisions made at the early stages of a hospital project can have a huge impact on its life cycle value. To make sure that a hospital will be a good investment, its future users should be involved in helping set out the design requirements. A Finnish team of experts wanted to see if they could…


Real Estate and Construction Ecosystem in the Making: From KIRA-digi to KIRAHub

The Finnish Ministry of the Environment’s recent key project KIRA-digi was set up to promote digitalization of the built environment and construction. Although the project came to an end in December 2018, the work carried out in KIRA-digi will continue under the brand of KIRAHub. In a recent seminar, the lessons learned and future outlooks…


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